Skeletal muscle ventricles with efferent valved homograft.


Skeletal muscle ventricles (SMVs) were constructed from the latissimus dorsi muscle in seven beagles. Following 3 weeks of vascular delay and 6 weeks of electrical conditioning, the SMVs were connected in series with the thoracic aorta using a valved aortic homograft for the efferent limb. The SMVs were stimulated to contract synchronously during diastole… (More)


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@article{Fietsam1993SkeletalMV, title={Skeletal muscle ventricles with efferent valved homograft.}, author={R Fietsam and Hongbing Lu and Robin L. Hammond and Gifty Ann Thomas and Hisako O. Nakajima and F W Mocek and Ali D. Spanta and Steven J. Lavine and Monique Colson}, journal={Journal of cardiac surgery}, year={1993}, volume={8 2}, pages={184-94} }